MOUNTAIN VIEW — Larry Jackson passed away on April 24, at the age of 71.
Born Oct, 1, 1947, in Pueblo, Colo., Larry was an avid and passionate outdoors man. His love for hunting and fishing would start at a very young age and become his favorite hobby for his entire life. He also enjoying camping, boating, riding along ATV trails and going for picnics in the mountains.
When Larry wasn't enjoying nature, he was working hard to provide for his family. For most of his life, he worked as a carpenter, a talent and skill passed down to him by his father.
Larry had many adventures thoughout his life. He worked with his brother-in-law on an oil rig, raced cars, worked as a real-estate agent, taught math in Estancia, N.M., and had a passion for coaching basketball. He often went to local basketball games ,and in his younger years would volunteer to referee for youth programs.
In 2001, Larry married the love of his life, Wendy (Emmett), and seven years later they would start their own business to help those in need of a good, affordable plumber and handyman. Around 2010, he found his man's best friend in a tiny cocker spaniel named Tinkerbell. She became his hunting buddy, working dog and his companion animal. Larry was a beloved husband, father and friend who will be missed greatly.
Larry was preceded in death by his father, Gene Jackson, and is survived by his mother, Mozelle (Thomas) Jackson; sister, Dorthy (Jackson) Brown; wife, Wendy (Emmett) Jackson; children: Sherry, Renea, Mathew, Larrissa and Savannah; and his 14 grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held for Larry at the Mountain View Senor Center at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. There will be a light lunch at the center following this celebration. Casual wear or hunter's orange attire would be appreciated.